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Manslaughter Trial Begins For Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe

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Czech sites Rozhlas.cz and Blesk.cz are reporting that the trial has officially begun for Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe, who was indicted for manslaughter.

The charges stem from a 2010 incident when a 19 year old fan was allegedly pushed off the stage and subsequently died several weeks later. Blythe was previously held in a Czech jail for over a month before being released on bail. He also commented today via Instagram:

"And so it begins. I am calm & prepared. Everyone, thanks for your good thoughts and prayers. Have a nice day, y'all!"

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RememberMetal?'s avatar

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

I might not recognize him if he walked past me like that. Hope he gets a fair trial and gets through this okay. In other articles I've read, legal experts don't seem to think the known quantities favor the prosecution.

# Feb 4, 2013 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

And for all those who said he wouldn't hold true to his word and appear for the trial; How about a nice tall glass of shut the fvck up? lmao.

# Feb 4, 2013 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

I don't remember reading anyone saying that to be fair. I do remember alot of anti-European comments though, and I expect them to roll around shortly, especially if he's convicted.

# Feb 4, 2013 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. cbella writes:

I remember that too Oz! Filthy Americans.........the first xenophobic stone has been cast, bring it on! lol

# Feb 4, 2013 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

Oz: Go back and read the comments to the last thread. There were several.

# Feb 4, 2013 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. hellrat writes:

man, that sucks...definitely raise a glass to the hope that he gets home much sooner than later

I never said he wouldn't go, but I certainly said that he shouldn't....don't think I made any xenophobic comments either...but y'all could be talking about someone else

Disparaging comments about the Czech judiciary system and some of the choices made but some of those involved?

Absolutely

Hang in there man \m/

# Feb 4, 2013 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Borntomosh writes:

I really hope this turns out for the better. A toast to good fortune is in order. All my best.

# Feb 4, 2013 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. musicologist writes:

sorry to see the dreadlocks go. All this makes me appreciate my sf warfield dec13 bootleg even more. Trying to be optimistic, but I remember how Buju Banton was set up and found guilty in florida. Video of huge festival crowds probably makes governments jealous/fearful. If anything, it should've been the bassist facing charges. Free Randy! Wearing that Obituary sweatshirt was baddass

# Feb 4, 2013 @ 6:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. otis birdsong writes:

Ya, alot of us yankees feel the laws here in the states either are suppose to be or are like that all over the world and if it isnt that country's fvcked up, which is pure anal logic.
Blythes lawyer feels confident with his case and thats good enough for me for now.
We can all come on here and make predictions or call bulsh@t but unless your a czech law expert it does nobody any good and is a waste of time.
He fullfilled his word, good for him, now lets see if the czechs give him any brownie points for that.

# Feb 4, 2013 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brandedcfh420 writes:

yea BG i rememeber one saying some smack about if he shows up at all. Randy has shown he is true to his word and courage.....GOOD LUCK BROTHER
\,,/(**)\,,/

# Feb 4, 2013 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. spiral_architect writes:

I HOPE HE GETS A FAIR TRIAL AND THE OUTCOME IS FAVORABLE. THEN A NEW ALBUM FROM LAMB OF GOD BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

# Feb 5, 2013 @ 10:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RememberMetal? writes:

Doubtful. I'm sure Randy is going to need time to fully process and rocover from all of this when it's over. His life is almost entirely in the hands of other people at the moment, many of them indifferent or hostile toward him... regardless of the facts of the event itself.

Assuming the best outcome, I'll bet he will have enough lyrical content and bottled up emotional outlet to draw upon for a potent (even defining) double album.

# Feb 5, 2013 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Tricky_Retardo writes:

Good luck, Randy. This farce should bring out some truly inspired material once he gets acquited.

# Feb 5, 2013 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

Excellent point RM. And post 8... What the fvck are you even talking about??? The only 2 people that touched that kid were Randy (who rested his hand on the kids shoulder) and security staff.

# Feb 5, 2013 @ 12:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. b12 writes:

strongly dislike his band, but definetly hopeing he pulls through this

# Feb 5, 2013 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. KanadianKoRn writes:

This sh** is a fvcking witch hunt!...got my free randy blythe shirt on..

# Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. charest writes:

good luck Brother! *pours a glass of Jameson*

# Feb 5, 2013 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. musicologist writes:

take it easy blindgreed, the fvck I was talking about was only that the third video of the footage I saw appeared to show that when the (drunk?) "fan" had again jumped/lunged onto the stage after hesitation, he may have been introduced to the bass upside his head. Dazed, I do feel it was security staff's fault and that his head hit the rail when he was again ejected from the stage (by the security goon).

# Feb 5, 2013 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

musicologist: And so even though you feel that security is responsible for the kids demise, you think John should be charged with manslaughter? Sorry, but that makes no sense to me at all.

# Feb 6, 2013 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. RememberMetal? writes:

Word is that it's been postponed until early March (a key defense witness is sick).

The tortoise of Justice has decided in favor of a nap.

# Feb 6, 2013 @ 11:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. brandedcfh420 writes:

So far it looks kinda good in his favor.

# Feb 6, 2013 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Nunya writes:

Well, all I have to say is...f*** YOU CHECKLEZLOFUKIA, f*** YOUR f***ING COMMUNISM f*** YOUR f***ING REPUBLIC,
f*** YOUR f***ING SELF
RANDY BLYTHE FOR PRESIDENT!

# Feb 11, 2013 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. ScrewTheMan writes:

@Nunya
That was mature

# Feb 12, 2013 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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